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Pakistan’s documentary film on plight of folk artists, music to be screened in Italy, Germany

Pakistan’s documentary film on plight of folk artists, music to be screened in Italy, Germany

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan’s award-winning documentary film ‘Indus Blues’, which tells about the endangered world of traditional music of the country, is all set to be screened in Italy and Germany next month. “Indus Blues is all set for its German premiere next month. Coming to the beautiful city of Berlin, our […]

‘Battle of Jangsari’ recalls forgotten battle of Korean War

‘Battle of Jangsari’ recalls forgotten battle of Korean War

Seoul: The Battle of Incheon, code-named Operation Chromite, of Sept. 15-19, 1950, was a historic amphibious landing mission during the 1950-53 Korea War. It turned the tide of the war in favor of the United Nations troops by successfully cutting the North’s supply and communication lines. A day before the Incheon operation, a small diversionary […]

Film on ’80s serial murder regains attention with identification of key suspect

Film on ’80s serial murder regains attention with identification of key suspect

Seoul: A serial rape and murder case that gripped South Korea in the 1980s was so mysterious and ghastly that it has inspired a host of TV shows and movies, including, most notably, a feature film by Cannes-winning director Bong Joon-ho. “Memories of Murder,” released in 2003, was then-novice director Bong’s second full-length feature film, […]

Rare musical instruments displayed at Baku exhibition

Rare musical instruments displayed at Baku exhibition

Baku: Close to 200 rare musical instruments from the 18-20th centuries are showcased at an exhibition at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The exhibition “Musical Instruments: Unity and Diversity” features historical exhibits and offers a rare opportunity to listen to musical instruments. AT the opening ceremony, Rector of Azerbaijan National […]

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

Seoul: Diplomacy, national security, the unification of Korea, multiculturalism, conflicts, the environment, and religion will be among the topics to be debated in depth at a forum to be hosted by the Asia Journalist Association (Director Lee Hyung Kyun, President Ashraf Dali) next week. The two-part forum, “How we should face 2020-2029, the third decade […]

K-pop boy band BTS plays role of ambassador of Korean culture

K-pop boy band BTS  plays role of ambassador of Korean culture

Seoul: While fans across the globe are glued to every move the seven members of K-pop boy band BTS make, the septet has often drawn inspiration from Korea’s traditional cultural heritage, promoting it through its worldwide music career. BTS has often appeared in hanbok, traditional Korean dress, or hanbok-inspired stage costumes to perform a modern […]

Versatile ballerina Kim Seh-yun explores new career as choreographer

Versatile ballerina Kim Seh-yun explores new career as choreographer

Seoul: Veteran ballerina Kim Seh-yun, 40, has experienced nearly everything as a dancer. Throughout her 30-year career on the ballet scene, she has worked with several ballet troupes including South Korea’s Universal Ballet, the United States’ Boston Ballet, Switzerland’s Zurich Ballet and the Spanish National Dance Company, where she became a principal dancer. She has […]

Uzbekistan to host Raks Sehri Annual International Festival

Uzbekistan to host Raks Sehri Annual International Festival

Tashkent: Uzbekistan. In a country that its people see as a place where different nationalities, traditions and culture co-exist peaceful and live harmoniously, where its rich historical and architectural heritage gets along fine with modern buildings and high technology, the Raks Sehri (Magic of Dance) Annual International Festival stands as a clear testimony to their […]

In a first for the country, Saudi Arabia to host The Wizard of Oz in October

In a first for the country, Saudi Arabia to host The Wizard of Oz in October

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will for the first time host The Wizard of Oz, “the greatest family musical of all time”. The production, a spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, will be held on October 2-12 at the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and will include dazzling choreography, classic songs and […]

Kyrgyzstan celebrates Komuz Day with great fanfare, impressive displays

Kyrgyzstan celebrates Komuz Day with great fanfare, impressive displays

Osh: Kyrgyzstan celebrated with great fanfare Komuz Day, a special cultural event that brought together around 500 komuzists to play Komuz, the Kyrgyz national three-stringed musical instrument. During the event organized by the Department of Culture of Osh city, the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan and located in the south of the country, musicians, university […]

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